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USA Tour Postponed
We are very disappointed to have to let you know that the
September/October tour has been postponed. We had hoped to let
you know before the tickets went on sale, but a few shows had
already started to make tickets available, so we are really
sorry for any inconvenience.
It was a very difficult decision but due to the costs involved
in getting a group over from England, we decided it would be
better to wait til the Spring when both Particles and also a new
album will be out. As a completely independent group we don't have
anybody to pick up the pieces if things go wrong so we have to be
careful that we don't bankrupt ourselves !
We have always been very lucky with great attendances in America.
The 2002 tour was a really great time for us, and as we only get to
come over once every three or four years, we wanted to make sure it
was the best it can be. So, after a lot of heartsearching, we
decided to wait a few months. Really hope you can bear with us a
On the plus side, we have started work on a new album and so will be
writing and recording for the next few months, with the new album to
be released next March if all goes well. When the new album is ready
early next year we plan to tour in USA first, before Europe, to try
to make up for the long gap since we last came ! We have also been
working on some new (and kind of interesting !) versions of existing
songs which may possibly form extra tracks or an EP at some stage, so
we hope to have something ready for release soon.
In the meantime 'Particles and Waves' LP is due for release in USA and
Canada on Manifesto Records on Sept 13th 2005. The release includes an
extra DVD disc of four songs recorded live in London last year and
comes in a beautiful sleeve, like the European version but with the
additional disc in the pullout digipack sleeve. Hope you like it.
Love from Cranes xx
PS. To those of you who have tickets for the Truck festival this Sunday
24th July, we are on at 3:15 in the afternoon on the Acoustic Stage.
To those of you coming to the festival in Norway this Friday 22
July, there will be a group signing session at the festival. Please
ask at the CD shop/stall at the festival for details about what time
To those of you who came to the Spitalfields gig on Saturday. Thanks
for coming ! We had a lovely time.
Once again really sorry about the American tour. We promise to come
next year or sooner if at all possible !
Dadaphonic-Cranes Newsletter May 2005
A cranes song "Astronauts" from the album "Particles and Waves"
is in an advertisement for American Express, starring Kate
Winslet ! It's going to be on TV and in cinemas during the
next few weeks and you can see the advert here :
The USA release of Particles and Waves is set for August 23rd.
It will include a four song extra DVD disc of some songs which
were filmed in London in 2003.
Tracklisting is :
1. Vanishing Point
4. Here Comes the Snow
5. Particles and Waves
6. Avenue A
8. Far From the City
10. Light Song
2. Future Song
3. Flute Song
4. Far Away
A tour of USA and Canada is being planned for mid September to
October. More news about the tour coming soon !
There is a new cranes website at
Please feel free to visit and join our Friend space ! Some songs
are available there for free download. Let us know what you
We might possibly be playing some shows in Spain in July. We'd
love to go there again ! Also in July here are some more dates
which are now confirmed.
Sat 16th July - Wired Women All Day Festival at the Spitz, London.
Jim and Ali will be playing a variation of the electronic/acoustic
set that they did in December.
Fri 22nd July - Slottsfjell Festival - Tonsberg, Norway
Sun 24th July - Truck Festival - Oxfordshire, England (acoustic stage)
Hope you can come to some of the shows. Bye for now !
Love from Cranes
Dadaphonic-Cranes Newsletter April 2005
Hello again ! Here is our latest news re: USA album release and
tour + European shows this summer !
Belgium and Holland
Particles and Waves will be released in Belgium and Holland on
May 2nd with distribution by Konkurrent Records. There will be two
gigs at the end of May, one in Amsterdam and the other in Brussels.
The dates are :
May 27th (Friday) - Amsterdam - Paradiso (upstairs)
May 28th (Saturday) - Brussels - VK
We are also very pleased to announce our first show in Norway
for 8 years !! It will be at the Slottsfjell Festival in Tønsberg,
a small town in the mountains south of Oslo (30 minutes drive
from Oslo Torp airport)
July 22nd (Friday) - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
It is a lovely festival set among some ancient castle ruins with
views over the sea and there is a site for camping.
Also, the same weekend we will be playing at the Truck Festival
in Oxfordshire, UK (also a lovely festival !) We will be playing
on the acoustic stage so expect some slightly different versions
of the usual set.
July 24th (Sunday) - Oxfordshire, England - Truck Festival
USA and Canada !!!
We are really happy to announce Particles and Waves is to be
released in USA and Canada. The album will be released by Manifesto
Records on August 23rd. There will be an
extra DVD disc included with the CD which contains a film of four
songs filmed live in London in 2003. We are just starting to book
a tour, our first in USA for three years and it will start around
September 14th. We're really excited about this. Sorry it's been
so long ! More news about this with all the details will be in the
next newsletter, especially about this release, coming soon !!
Love from Cranes